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ER SCHIFFAHRT

By the beginning of 2007 anyone with any money to spare wanted to get into the oil industry in one way or another. A mobile unit which had had a value of about $16,000,000 in 2004 was sold in early 2006 for $100,000,000 which was thought by many to be an amazing price, but it was later sold again for $160,000,000.

Nordcapital, a German group seemed to be following this particular money trail and have developed an interest in offshore support vessels. In 2006 they ordered eight UT755s from Aker yards.

In February 2007 it was announced that they had purchased the three VS470 Mk IIs, managed by Harms Bergung but apparently owned by another money company.

Today (June 2009) the ships are managed as part of the E.R.Schiffahrt group which operates container vessels, and bulk carriers as well as its offshore fleet.

By 2013 there had been no changes to the fleet since 2011, nor apparently have there been any at the 2014 review.

Reviewed 19th May 2014.

 

ANCHOR-HANDLERS
PLATFORM SHIPS

 

 

 

ER SCHIFFAHRT

By the beginning of 2007 anyone with any money to spare wanted to get into the oil industry in one way or another. A mobile unit which had had a value of about $16,000,000 in 2004 was sold in early 2006 for $100,000,000 which was thought by many to be an amazing price, but it was later sold again for $160,000,000.

Nordcapital, a German group seemed to be following this particular money trail and have developed an interest in offshore support vessels. In 2006 they ordered eight UT755s from Aker yards.

In February 2007 it was announced that they had purchased the three VS470 Mk IIs, managed by Harms Bergung but apparently owned by another money company.

Today (June 2009) the ships are managed as part of the E.R.Schiffahrt group which operates container vessels, and bulk carriers as well as its offshore fleet.

By 2013 there had been no changes to the fleet since 2011, nor appaerenly have there been any at the 2014 review.

At the 2015 review there had been no changes to the fleet. Although a newbuilding report early this year indicated that they have two ships on order from Vietnam.

Reviewed 5th November 2015. 

SHIP TYPE

NOW

ORDERED

 

AHTS Under 10000 bhp - -
AHTS 10000bhp to 20000bhp 2 -
AHTS 20000 bhp and over - -
Seismic ships - -
Heavy lift ships - -
Pipelayers - -
IMR ships - -
PSVs deck less than 1000 m2 9 2
PSVs deck 1000 m2 + 2 -
SBSs/ERRVs - -

 



ANCHOR-HANDLERS

  TYPE: UT 786 CD NAME: E.R.LUISA   PHOTO: Jan Plug
 

GENERAL

PROPULSION

EQUIPMENT

Length OA 86.0 m Engines 2 x Bergen B32 Workdrum pull 400 t
Breadth 19.9 m BHP 16320 Capacity 1 -
DWT 3600 t kW 12000 Capacity 2 -
Deck area 660 m2 For'd Thruster - Towdrum pull 400 t
Fuel 1170 m3 Az Thruster - Capacity 1 -
Pot water - Aft Thrusters - Capacity 2 -
Mud 700 m3 Bollard pull 180 t ? Sharks Jaw -
Brine 1020 m3 DPII Yes Cranes -
Dry bulk 235 m3 Joystick - Tank cleaning -
Year built 2010 Shipyard Sekwang S.korea Berths -
Previous names -
Comments -

 

  TYPE: UT 786 CD NAME: E.R.VITTORIA   PHOTO: Jan Plug

GENERAL

PROPULSION

EQUIPMENT

Length OA 86.0 m Engines 2 x Bergen B32 Workdrum pull 400 t
Breadth 19.9 m BHP 16320 Capacity 1 -
DWT 3600 t kW 12000 Capacity 2 -
Deck area 660 m2 For'd Thruster - Towdrum pull 400 t
Fuel 1170 m3 Az Thruster - Capacity 1 -
Pot water - Aft Thrusters - Capacity 2 -
Mud 700 m3 Bollard pull 180 t ? Sharks Jaw -
Brine 1020 m3 DPII Yes Cranes -
Dry bulk 235 m3 Joystick - Tank cleaning -
Year built 2010 Shipyard Sekwang S.korea Berths -
Previous names -
Comments -


PLATFORM SHIPS

 

TYPE: UT 776 CD NAME: E.R.GEORGINA PHOTO:
     
GENERAL PROPULSION CARGO CAPACITY
Length OA 93.0 m Engines 4 x Bergen C25 Fuel 1150 m3
Breadth 20.0 m BHP/kW 9320/6850 Pot water -
DWT 4488 t

For'd Thrusters

2 x 883 kW Mud 1100 m3
Deck area 1000 m2 Az Thruster 1 x 884 kW Base oil 240 m3
Year built 2010 Aft Aziprops 2 x 2500 kW Brine 200 m3
Shipyard STX Brevik Joystick - Dry bulk 300 m3
Berths 25 DPII Yes Tank Cleaning -
Previous names -
Comments -

 

TYPE: UT 776 CD NAME: E.R.ATHINA PHOTO: Jim Pottinger, Vic Gibson
GENERAL PROPULSION CARGO CAPACITY
Length OA 93.0 m Engines 4 x Bergen C25 Fuel 1150 m3
Breadth 20.0 m BHP/kW 9320/6850 Pot water -
DWT 4488 t

For'd Thrusters

2 x 883 kW Mud 1100 m3
Deck area 1000 m2 Az Thruster 1 x 884 kW Base oil 240 m3
Year built 2010 Aft Aziprops 2 x 2500 kW Brine 200 m3
Shipyard STX Brevik Joystick - Dry bulk 300 m3
Berths 25 DPII Yes Tank Cleaning -
Previous names -
Comments -

 

TYPE: VS470 Mk II NAME: E.R.Arendal PHOTO: Scott Vardy
GENERAL PROPULSION CARGO CAPACITY
Length OA 73.4 m Engines Wartsila 6R32 Fuel   1099 mt
Breadth 16.6 m BHP/kW 6114/4500 Pot water   979 mt
DWT 3544 tonnes For'd Thrusters 2 x 588 kW Mud   1072 m3
Deck area 710 m3 Az Thruster   Base oil   850 m3
    Aft Thrusters 2 x 588 kW Brine   850 m3
Year built 2006 DP1 Simrad SDP 11 Dry bulk   340 m3
Shipyard Kleven Joystick Yes Tank Cleaning   ?
Former Names Aeolus
Comments  

 

TYPE: VS470 Mk II NAME: E.R.Bergen PHOTO: Vic Gibson, Jan Plug
 
GENERAL PROPULSION CARGO CAPACITY
Length OA 73.4 m Engines Wartsila 6R32 Fuel   1099 mt
Breadth 16.6 m BHP/kW 6114/4500 Pot water   979 mt
DWT 3544 tonnes For'd Thrusters 2 x 588 kW Mud   1072 m3
Deck area 710 m3 Az Thruster   Base oil   850 m3
    Aft Thrusters 2 x 588 kW Brine   850 m3
Year built 2006 DP1 Simrad SDP 11 Dry bulk   340 m3
Shipyard Kleven Joystick Yes Tank Cleaning   ?
Former Names Cerburus
Comments  

 

TYPE: VS470 Mk II NAME: E.R.Kristiansand PHOTO: Vic Gibson
GENERAL PROPULSION CARGO CAPACITY
Length OA 73.4 m Engines Wartsila 6R32 Fuel   1099 mt
Breadth 16.6 m BHP/kW 6114/4500 Pot water   979 mt
DWT 3544 tonnes For'd Thrusters 2 x 588 kW Mud   1072 m3
Deck area 710 m3 Az Thruster   Base oil   850 m3
    Aft Thrusters 2 x 588 kW Brine   850 m3
Year built 2005 DP1 Simrad SDP 11 Dry bulk   340 m3
Shipyard Kleven Joystick Yes Tank Cleaning   ?
Former Names Ocean Endurance, Centaurus
Comments  

 

TYPE: UT 755 LN NAME:  E.R.Narvik PHOTO:
  Picture Required  
GENERAL PROPULSION CARGO CAPACITY
Length OA 73.6 m Engines 2 x MaK 6M25 Fuel 980 m3
Breadth 16.0 m BHP/kW 5400/3960 Pot water 830 m3
DWT 3240 t For'd Thrusters 2 x 590 kW Mud 980 m3
Deck area 720 m2 Az Thruster   Base oil 208 m3
    Aft Thrusters 2 x 590 kW Brine 390 m3
Year built 2009 DPII Yes Dry bulk 320 m3
Shipyard Aker Aukra Joystick Yes Tank Cleaning ?
Previous names  
Comments  

 

TYPE: UT 755 LN NAME:  E.R.Haugesund PHOTO: Jan Plug, Paul Morris
GENERAL PROPULSION CARGO CAPACITY
Length OA 73.6 m Engines 2 x MaK 6M25 Fuel 980 m3
Breadth 16.0 m BHP/kW 5400/3960 Pot water 830 m3
DWT 3240 t For'd Thrusters 2 x 590 kW Mud 980 m3
Deck area 720 m2 Az Thruster   Base oil 208 m3
    Aft Thrusters 2 x 590 kW Brine 390 m3
Year built 2009 DPII Yes Dry bulk 320 m3
Shipyard Aker Aukra Joystick Yes Tank Cleaning ?
Previous names  
Comments  

 

TYPE: UT 755 LN NAME:  E.R.Tromsoe PHOTO: Jan Plug
 
GENERAL PROPULSION CARGO CAPACITY
Length OA 73.6 m Engines 2 x MaK 6M25 Fuel 980 m3
Breadth 16.0 m BHP/kW 5400/3960 Pot water 830 m3
DWT 3240 t For'd Thrusters 2 x 590 kW Mud 980 m3
Deck area 720 m2 Az Thruster   Base oil 208 m3
    Aft Thrusters 2 x 590 kW Brine 390 m3
Year built 2008 DPII Yes Dry bulk 320 m3
Shipyard Aker Aukra Joystick Yes Tank Cleaning ?
Previous names  
Comments  

 

TYPE: UT 755 LN NAME:  E.R.Trondheim PHOTO: Tony Poll
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GENERAL PROPULSION CARGO CAPACITY
Length OA 73.6 m Engines 2 x MaK 6M25 Fuel 980 m3
Breadth 16.0 m BHP/kW 5400/3960 Pot water 830 m3
DWT 3240 t For'd Thrusters 2 x 590 kW Mud 980 m3
Deck area 720 m2 Az Thruster   Base oil 208 m3
    Aft Thrusters 2 x 590 kW Brine 390 m3
Year built 2008 DPII Yes Dry bulk 320 m3
Shipyard Aker Aukra Joystick Yes Tank Cleaning ?
Previous names  
Comments  

 

TYPE: UT 755 LN NAME:  E.R.Stavanger PHOTO: Jan Plug
GENERAL PROPULSION CARGO CAPACITY
Length OA 73.6 m Engines 2 x MaK 6M25 Fuel 980 m3
Breadth 16.0 m BHP/kW 5400/3960 Pot water 830 m3
DWT 3240 t For'd Thrusters 2 x 590 kW Mud 980 m3
Deck area 720 m2 Az Thruster   Base oil 208 m3
    Aft Thrusters 2 x 590 kW Brine 390 m3
Year built 2008 DPII Yes Dry bulk 320 m3
Shipyard Aker Aukra Joystick Yes Tank Cleaning ?
Previous names  
Comments  

 

TYPE: UT 755 LN NAME:  E.R.Aalesund PHOTO:
  Picture Required  
GENERAL PROPULSION CARGO CAPACITY
Length OA 73.6 m Engines 2 x MaK 6M25 Fuel 980 m3
Breadth 16.0 m BHP/kW 5400/3960 Pot water 830 m3
DWT 3240 t For'd Thrusters 2 x 590 kW Mud 980 m3
Deck area 720 m2 Az Thruster   Base oil 208 m3
    Aft Thrusters 2 x 590 kW Brine 390 m3
Year built 2009 DPII Yes Dry bulk 320 m3
Shipyard Aker Aukra Joystick Yes Tank Cleaning ?
Previous names  
Comments  



 

SHIPPING COMPANY INFORMATION UPDATED IN 2014

Abeille Bourbon
Acergy
Acomarit
Active Offshore
Aker Solutions
Allseas
ALP Maritime
Arctia Shipping
Arendal Offshore
Aries Offshore
Arktikmor
Atlantic Offshore
Axis Offshore
Bergen Offshore
Bibby Offshore
Blue Star Line
Boa Offshore
Boston Putford
Bourbon Norway
Bourbon Offshore
BP
Branding Offshore
British Antarctic Survey (New)
Brovig Offshore
BUE Marine
BUE Viking
Bukser og Bergung
Deep Sea Supply
Deepocean
DOF
DOF Subsea
Eide Offshore
Eidesvik
ER Schiffahrt
Esvagt
Fairmount
Fairplay Towage
Farstad
Femco Management
FS Shipping
Fugro
Gardline
Geoships
Golden Energy

GulfOffshore Norg
Gulf Offshore UK
Hanzevast Capital
Harms Bergung
Harrisons
Hartmann Offshore
Havila Shipping
Heerema
Irish Mainport

Island Offshore
JPKnight
K Line Offshore
Maersk Supply
Marine Carrier AB

Marine Subsea
Myklebusthaug
Chornomornaftogaz
NAO
N-Sea
Nomis
Nordic American
Nordane Shipping
North Sea Shipping
North Star
O.H.Meling
OIL
Olympic Shipping

OOC
OSA
Ostenjo Rederi
PetroBaltic
Portosalvo
Rem Offshore
Remoy Managment
Rovde Shipping
SBS
SeaMar Shipping
Sealion
Seaworx
Siem Offshore
Simon Mokster
Smit Lloyd
Smitwijs
SMS
Solstad
Subsea7
Stirling
Surf
Technip
Trico Offshore
Tschudi Offshore
Troms Offshore
URAG
URS
Varada Marine
Vestland Marine
Viking Supply
Volstad Shipping
Vroon
Vroon Standby
World Wide Supply
Zafiro Marine
 

 



 

 

 

 

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